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    play play | anywhere, India

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  • Oddities In The Classic Bishop Sacrifice

    IM Silman Mar 23, 2017, 12:53 AM

    Every chess player knows about the classic bishop sacrifice. And everyone wants to smash that light-squared bishop into h7, drag the screaming-in-terror enemy king from its pawn cover, and execute it as its army...

  • Qué hacer cuando no sabes qué hacer

    FM LuisFSiles Mar 22, 2017, 11:49 AM

    Nos ha pasado a todos alguna vez. Nuestra posición no está perdida, pero nuestra mente sí. No se nos ocurre ninguna idea ni ninguna jugada útil. ¿Y ahora qué? Tengo la...

  • The Most Foolish Opening Mistake

    GM Gserper Mar 19, 2017, 9:28 AM

    I bet that some of you, my dear readers, think that I am going to talk about "Fool's Mate" or "Scholar's Mate." Indeed, there is no way to get checkmated faster than Fool's Mate: And there is no more popular...

  • Anatoly Karpov's Best Game Prizes

    IM Silman Mar 15, 2017, 7:10 PM

    My last two articles were about the best game prizes for Mikhail Tal (who won the most prizes — 15) and Rashid Nezhmetdinov, who came in tied for 3rd and 4th with Anatoly Karpov (10 prizes; Garry...

  • Santasiere's Folly

    batgirl Mar 15, 2017, 11:49 AM

      Anthony Edward Santasiere - This name evokes images of the New York chess scene during the 1920, 30s and 40s:  Frank Marshall, Edward Lasker, Albert Pinkus, Fred Reinfeld, Sammy Reshevsky, Abe Kupchik,...

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  • Preparation day 1: Which openings will I play?

    IM attilaturzo Mar 23, 2017, 3:31 PM

      I played and taught many different openings in the last 30 years. My goal for today was to decide which openings will I play in the tourney. I decided to use solid openings with both white and black and go for...

  • Nordstrand, Klubbmesterskapet, runde 10

    DjonniDerevnja Mar 23, 2017, 3:01 PM

      This game went fine. Computer didnt like that I missed some ideas, but those ideas were a bit complicated. Could have made mate too, but didnt calculate it, and went for a safe win in stead. It was even up to...

  • How to find the best moves quickly?

    GM LuckyTiger Mar 23, 2017, 12:08 PM

      Preface by myself: There are many difficult (or rather unanswerable) questions that beginners or club players like to refer to GM's or coaches. How to find a good plan in the middlegames? How should I study chess?...

  • I got smacked around the past few games!

    NYCosmos Mar 22, 2017, 1:58 PM

    The flag in this post is for Mathiesh who systematically destroyed me in the End Game. He is crazy good! Next is for Mzegila who is better than his numbers indicate; this is because he is generally playing multiple...

  • Comeback after 7 years

    IM attilaturzo Mar 22, 2017, 10:48 AM

      After long thinking I decided to play again in an international tourney. I played a few team games in every year, but my last individual tourney was in 2010. I decided to give an another chance for me to give...

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  • Carlsen, Caruana, So Vie For PRO Chess Champs This Weekend

    FM MikeKlein Mar 23, 2017, 5:59 PM

    Kill your TV but double-check your internet connection. This weekend will decide which four teams will advance to college basketball's "Final Four," but the Professional Online Rapid (PRO) Chess League is one week...

  • great match 30 players <1999 rated ! venez nombreux !

    Pantera23 Mar 23, 2017, 12:37 AM

    Fortunately, I found a team that dares to play a bigger match with us ! This is lucky, because nobody wants to play with us (it has a good chance of losing) ! Therefore, we need to value the opportunity to have...

  • First Live Match!

    soulman2001 Mar 22, 2017, 5:10 PM

    Hello everyone! This is important message, so please read it. This thursday, so tommorow we wanna to do live match versus other chess.com team. So if you are interested or wanna play, please register at out team...

  • League of Long Chess

    chessguy1012 Mar 22, 2017, 5:08 PM

    Hey! So, basically, the LOLC (League of Long Chess) is a league where you compete in a league with friends at long time controls. It is a learning experience and also is a fun experience. To play in the league,...

  • Round 6 of TMCL960

    Hartsteen Mar 22, 2017, 1:13 PM

    COTR must be very close to the top of TMCL960 Division D. Two rounds to go and in round 6, we must play against a lower ranked English football club.  Please join the 960-match vs. AFC Bournemouth: https://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=773074

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